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Why leasing your office equipment’s not always so cool when you’re limited.

When you start up a company, there’s a lot to think about – and everything often needs doing all at once. The first few months and years are a critical and sometimes chaotic time in building your business. Time can whizz by at breakneck speed when you’ve got so much to juggle. Finding and leasing…

Beware the ‘trade-in’ or ‘upgrade’ scam

Do you remember the days of the ‘trade-in’ offer when you went to buy a car and the dealer gave you money back for your old car or reduced the advertised price of the replacement by the agreed trade-in allowance? Over time and as more and more people financed new or replacement cars, a ‘trade…

Twelve Top Tips

If you are about to enter into any agreements (new or upgrading) with a supplier of Office equipment, before you sign remember: Never accept Finance and servicing / Usage charges as One single payment, they are separate elements, keep them separate. Managed Services are designed to manage the money from your account, they are not…

Not what you ordered

We have talked many times about unfair and sometimes plain crazy terms in contracts which people have signed. We don’t know why they would possibly sign these contracts or likewise, how the contract owner ever thought to add some of these weird and whacky terms but it is a fact, they do. A visit to…

Top 10 Tips for 2019

If you are about to enter into any agreements (new or upgrading) with a supplier of office equipment, before you sign anything, remember: 1. Never accept finance and servicing / usage charges as one single payment; they are separate elements – keep them separate on separate agreements. 2. ‘Inclusive copies’ on your copier are not…

Documentation Fee Costs

When you go to the Greengrocer to buy apples and the sales assistant tells you Apples are 75 pence per pound, yet when you got to the checkout the Pound of Apples has risen to £2.20 would you be happy paying it? Or would you expect the price you were originally quoted to include the…

Questionable equipment leasing advice

Listen to any salesperson who uses leasing as a sales tool and you will undoubtedly hear about the Flexibility Leasing offers, where basically have what you need, when you need it. That is also the message we found on a website we visited recently, the website offers advice on leasing a variety of products and…

Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution? Full service available for Buyers, Sellers & Financiers: We operate a range of Dispute Resolution Services including: Mediation: Charles is a fully qualified commercial mediator who specialises in Contract Disputes Arbitration: Experience gained from hands on roles in a number of disputes Peacemaker: Brings warring factions together, leaving them working in harmony.…

You Signed it, Its Your Fault!

Having been sold on the benefits of VoiP a client leased a telephone system in July 2015 from a Company who were bought out by Daisy Communications, during the integration of the dealer accounts into Daisy’s systems, it seems Daisy allegedly changed the operating platform which resulted in the system ceasing to function in any…

What constitutes a full system

Looking at the two images, which one would you say constitutes a ‘Full System?’ It has allegedly been the practice for a while now for salespeople to describe even the most basic photocopier as a ‘Full System’ on leasing documents. Obviously, neither you or a Leasing company would pay the same for a basic copier…

Its A Secret

A client asked a leasing company to confirm the leasing rate used on a new agreement. By leasing rate, we mean the rate per £1,000 the leasing company give to the sellers to use in calculating the monthly or quarterly payments you will make on a lease* This client was in a particularly nasty agreement…

Fraud? Thats not our problem, we wern’t there!

During a recent customer contract review, we discovered a machine, already the subject of an existing lease, had been sold to a new lease company alongside new equipment. While this happens pretty much every day of the week in this industry, something about this agreement sparked our interest. Although the upgrade information was correctly displayed…